identity theft

VigilantAdam Darrah, director of intelligence services at ZeroFOX

Service members are the most frequent victims of identity theft

Scamming of military members has become big business, and it’s one of the fastest growing areas of cybercrime.

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$100,000 ID-theft scheme earns VA employee a 46-month federal prison sentence

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FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, H&R Block signs are displayed in Jackson, Miss. The tax deadline does typically fall on April 15 but that’s a Sunday this year and Monday is Emancipation Day, a Washington D.C. holiday. That means that taxpayers nationwide get a little breathing room and have until Tuesday, April 17, to get the job done. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

IRS: Frequent data breaches make it ‘fundamentally more difficult’ to verify taxpayers

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FILE - In this June 21, 2013, file photo, the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington. The advocacy group  National Industries for the Blind filed a lawsuit Wednesday, May 24, 2017,  in U.S. District Court in Washington alleging the agency ignored a longstanding law when it changed contracting rules used for decades to give jobs to the blind. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Panel rules veterans may be able to file class action lawsuits against VA

In today’s Federal Newscast, the U.S. Court of Appeals opens up the possibility for veterans to file suit collectively, instead of as individuals.

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OPM Cyber Breach

Justice walks back claims of data from OPM breach was used in a crime

The Justice Department tells Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) that it came to a premature conclusion on a recent case.

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FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. The federal government censored, withheld or said it couldn’t find records sought by citizens, journalists and others more often last year than at any point in the past decade, according to an Associated Press analysis of new data. The highest number of requests went to the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Defense, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture, along with the National Archives and Records Administration and Veterans Administration. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Former ICE chief counsel sentenced for stealing identities of immigrants

In today’s Federal Newscast, Raphael Sanchez, former chief counsel for Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Office of Principal Legal Advisor used the identities of undocumented immigrants to open fraudulent lines of credit.

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